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Accused shifted to Naini jail

Officials had been asking that the accused be shifted to a more safe jail.

india Updated: Nov 02, 2005 15:34 IST

The five accused in the July 5, 2005 terrorist attack on the Ram Janambhoomi complex in Ayodhya were shifted to the Naini Central Jail from the district jail in Faizabad under tight security, official sources said on Wednesday.

All the accused— Dr Irfan, Asif Iqbal, Aziz, Shakeel and Naseem— who had been in the district jail in Faizabad since their arrest in connection with the attack, were shifted to the Naini jail amidst tight security on Tuesday evening.

The district jail authorities had been demanding that the accused be transferred to a more secure jail, sources said adding that the district court where they were being tried had later allowed their transfer.

The next date for hearing of the case against them is November 14.

First Published: Nov 02, 2005 13:19 IST